In an interview with The Guardian, Nicolas Cage has shown interest in playing the role of Lex Luthor.
Once cast to place Superman in the never-made “Superman Lives” movie back in the 1990s, Nicolas Cage is not only a big Superman fan (having named his son Kal-El), but recently voiced the role of the Man of Steel in the animated film “Teen Titans Go! to the Movies”.
With speculation that Henry Cavill may be done playing Superman, it was put to Cage that he could finally wear the blue tights and red cape. “Oh, I think my Superman days are long gone,” he laughs with a little pat of his belly.
When The Guardian reporter suggests he would make an amazing villain his eyes light up. “Oh, that would be GREAT! I’d make a great Lex Luthor!”
While it’s a throw away comment, Cage as Lex Luthor could be an interesting choice… if they ever decide to make another Superman movie with a different cast.